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Ready to Help Fight Hunger?

Ask Your Favorite Restaurant What They Do With Their Excess Food

DURATION

Less than 30 Minutes

WHERE

Wherever you are!

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

This helps us recruit more food donors to our platform, which will then help us connect their excess food to other organizations within their community.

DESCRIPTION

Reach out to your favorite restaurant, and ask them what they do with their extra food. Do they give it to staff members to take home? Do they donate it to a nearby nonprofit organization? Do they compost it? Do they throw it away? Encourage them to sign up for MEANS Database and donate their extra food if they do not already.


ITEMS NEEDED

(optional) a printer to print out the one-page food donation guide


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Read over our food donor one-pager, and pick one or more restaurants or food stores to reach out to.


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. Read over the food donor guide.
  2. Print out a copy if you have access to a printer, or if you'd like us to mail you a few copies, please reach out to us via phone or email.
  3. Make a list of one or more of your favorite restaurants and/or food stores.
  4. Reach out to those restaurants by phone, email, or stop by in person (with a mask!)
  5. If they are interested in donating their extra food, give them a copy of the one page guide, and encourage them to sign up at meansdatabase.org.
  6. Reach out to us with any questions!
Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the Give Back app!